Not so good bug shots that don't compare to LightSpeed's macros. (not macros though)

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  1. Infinite_Day

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    I figured since I rarely put images up I'd put up the two grasshopper shots I'm a little proud of. These took many attempts to get the focus close and there is some noise due to the crop and a tiny amount of sharpening. But it's a grasshoper in flight with a 300mm + 1.4TC - it may not be hard to some but it was hard for me to get them :D

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    DSC_2264_01 by Infinite Day, on Flickr

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    DSC_2256_01 by Infinite Day, on Flickr


     
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    *thread moved down to macro gallery*

    because sharp shots of in-flight insects is not counting as beginner level work ;)
    Plus macro section needs loving too!


    Anyway really cracking shots - its not an easy subject for anyone and grasshoppers are very rare treat to see in flight!
     
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    To me, that's impressive shooting!

    I favor the 3/4 view of the first.
     
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    You did a good job capturing the grasshopper in flight. They don't stay in the air for very long when they do take off in flight.

    Jerry
     
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    Nice job West Virginian!!
     
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    wow! who knew grasshoppers flew? :)
     
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    Very nice. They are difficult to see in flight w/o optics. They are so fast.
     
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback everybody. There were a lot of shots that didn't come out well in the group. They don't like to cooperate and you can't get closer than I was or they bolt!
     
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    Nice! They fly for such short hops... that capturing these must have been a booger! Well done! :)
     
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    Awesome shots.
    I really love that second one.
    Makes me think about 'A Bugs Life'... xD
     
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    Wow that second one, fav!!! He looks just like the guy on A Bugs Life <3 haha. Its actually really cool, with the coloring like that, makes me think of a fighter jet or the like <3
     
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    Woah! Sweet! These are examples of some seriously skilled shooting technique! How did you focus? What was the magnification ratio of these? Very, very nicely done.

    I'd like to see a different crop of the bottom, though. Something along the lines of this:

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    But, that's personal preference. :)

    Very well done, indeed. :mrgreen::thumbsup:
    Mark
     

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